Scotleg Sales Trials 44-tonne Electric Truck


Scotlog Sales of Inverness is trialling a new 44-tonne Volvo electric timber wagon, which will transport timber shipped in from the west coast and hauled from the Port of Inverness to the West Fraser site at Dalcross.

The new ‘wagon and drag’ truck, which is a rigid vehicle and trailer, is part of a three-year government-backed trial testing two state-of-the-art electric vehicles to move timber, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions.

The Volvo truck is the first of their line to be produced in Europe and is fitted with a specialist Metsatek timber body and Ecco bolsters. It has been in operation for six weeks, firstly working at the Port of Inverness before taking to the roads and becoming a familiar sight on the A96.

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